Category Archives: Gibson

Les Paul (1915 – 2009)

The great Les Paul has passed away today.  He had huge impact on the guitar field and as well as the multi-track recording field.  If you’re not familiar with the man we encourage you to take some time today and look back at what he’s done.

One of the best documentaries on Les Paul, which is an absolute must see, is the ‘Chasing Sound!’ documentary. Below is a preview clip from that documentary.

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Les Paul Trio Clip

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Favorites from Summer NAMM 2008

Summer NAMM 2008 has just wrapped up in Nashville, Tennessee and here are some of our favorite from the show.  There were no real scoops from the show as a lot of the news trickled out leading up to the show.

Fender announcements

Gibson announcements

If you are a Jaguar or Jazzmaster fan this is great news for you.  Affordable Mexican models probably right down at your local guitar shops soon. You no longer have any excuses as to why you can’t find a Mustang, Jaguar, or Jazzmaster any more.  But don’t even ask about jag-stangs… lol

New Dave Grohl inspired Gibson guitar

As reported by EGR and Gearwire, Gibson adds another great model to it’s “Inspired by” series with the new Dave Grohl inspired DG-335 semi-hollowbody.

 

Dave Grohl

Grohl has been a long time Gibson user almost seen exclusively with Gibson guitars on stage, including various Explorer’s, Les Pauls, and SGs. Especially if you leave out the period where he used the Ampeg / Dan Armstrong plexi guitars you rarely see him with anything else.

Grohl’s DG-335 has a Firebird-style headstock with six-side tuners, ES-335 semi-hollow body, split diamond inlays inspired by the Trini Lopez signature model, and Burstbucker pickups. Features from musicians friend shown below.

Dave Grohl Gibson DG-335

Gibson Inspired By Dave Grohl DG-335 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Scale Length: 24-3/4″
  • Neck Joint: Set-in
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: ’50s
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16″
  • Fretboard Radius: 12
  • Bridge: Fixed
  • Pickup Bridge: Burstbucker 2
  • Pickup Neck: Burstbucker 1
  • Controls: Volume / Volume / Tone / Tone
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Pickup selector: 3-way
  • Finish: Lacquer

Overall it’s a great looking guitar with the ebony version retailing at $2500 and the pelham blue at $2900. Gibson is doing a great job of pushing their product into the alternative guitar market over the last few years as Fender continues to flounder a bit.